Vietnam Sea Festival to open in France
The 2009 Vietnam Sea Festival will be held in Paris, France on April 28-29 to promote advertising programmes and attract foreign visitors to tourist sites in Vietnam.
Hue Traditional Handicrafts Festival 2009
Vice-Chairman of the Thua Thien – Hue’s provincial People’s Committee Ngo Hoa presided over a meeting to listen a report by the city of Hue’s People’s Committee about their plans…
Vung Tau City to host International Kite Festival 2009
The International Kite Festival 2009 is scheduled to open on the morning of March 27 in Ho Tram Beach Resort & Spa, Xuyen Moc District, Vung Tau City.
Vietnam, Japan royal music exchange to be held
A royal music exchange programme between Vietnam and Japan will be held at Okinawa National Theatre of the latter country from February 12-15, 2009.
Citadel festival follows Tet   (Jan 22, 2009)
Citadel festival follows Tet
The Co Loa-Hanoi Ancient Citadel Preservation Centre’s annual cultural festival will be held at the Thang Long citadel site from January 29 to February 9.
Festival honours pottery-making and lacquer
The Hue Traditional Craft Village Festival will be held from June 12-14 on the theme of “Hue’s traditional trades: characters and development”.
Diverse cultural activities to welcome Tet
Diverse culture, tourism and sports events are taking place across the country to welcome the upcoming lunar New Year Festival (Tet) - the Year of the Buffalo.
Coconut Festival opens in Ben Tre
The first Coconut Festival opened on January 13 in the Mekong Delta province of Ben Tre, promising to bring tourists a taste of various local coconut products.
Floral street welcomes spring to HCMC
The Nguyen Hue avenue of HCMC is undergoing a major transformation to become a floral street to welcome the nation’s biggest festival – Tet (Lunar New Year), which will fall in late January this year.
ASEAN tourism focuses on regional market
ASEAN tourism ministers at a meeting in Hanoi on Jan. 8, 2009 agreed on the need for further exploration of the regional market and the involvement of the private sector in the industry.
Pleiku to host International Gong Festival 2009
Gia Lai Province is set to host the International Gong Festival 2009 in Pleiku City in the third quarter of this year.
“Vietnam-Fifth Season” photo exhibition opens
The “Vietnam-Fifth Season” photo exhibition was opened in Hanoi on January 5.
Some major culture and tourism events in 2009
The year of 2009 will witness many important events of culture and tourism. Some of them are featured by the Saigon Times Weekly as followings.
Welcoming Message by Chairman of The Steering Committee of ATF 2009
On behalf of Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism of the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam, I would like to extend most heartfelt gratitude to all distinguished delegates and honorable guests for kind interests as well as active participation in the upcoming ATF 2009.
Mekong – Can Tho National Tourism Year concluded
A ceremony was held on December 27, 2008 in Can Tho to sum up the Mekong – Can Tho National Tourism Year.